At HS Assembly, students were treated to a performance by Jamal Jackson Dance Company and a special viewing of a recent documentary chronicling Dalton alums Sam Pratt '10, Amadi Washington '10, Nick Murphy '08, and Dalton Dance Teacher Jasmin Simmons' trip to Senegal to collaborate with West African dancers.
More than 400 people from 30 New York City independent schools gathered at Dalton on April 27 for the 9th Annual From Diversity to Community conference focusing on implicit bias. Attendees came from far and wide, including two schools from Virginia, one from New Jersey, Maryland, and Canada. Three local schools new to the conference were The Birch Wathen Lenox School, The Hackley School, and Saint Ann’s School.
On the weekend of April 11-14, fourteen Dalton girls from Kindergarten to Grade 8 competed in the All Girls National Chess Championship in Chicago. The opportunity to join hundreds of female chess players from across the United States is an important annual event for Dalton girls in addition to competing in other National and State events with the coed Dalton chess team.
Edinger House 4th graders delved into a unique unit combining literature study with STEM. After an introduction to refugees and displaced people now and in the past, they were given Andrea Davis Pinkney’s The Red Pencil, an award-winning verse-novel set during the Darfur conflict in Sudan (and reviewed in the New York Times by Ms. Edinger).
Congratulations to the HS Robotics Team for defending their title by winning the NYC Robotics Championship. In addition to taking first place in the robot game, the judges awarded them for Design and Programming and honored them the top overall award, the Inspire Award. 2018-19 is the third year in a row that Dalton has won on the field, but the first time that a New York City team has placed first in both the judged and on-field portions of the championship.
Forty-eight teams throughout New York City gathered at the Dalton Physical Education Center to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge last weekend. The teams came from public, charter, and independent schools including Trinity, Horace Mann, Francis Lewis, Stuyvesant, and the Academy for Young Writers. All five of the Dalton teams competed with the goal of placing in the top 12 and moving onto the NYC Championship.
At CNN headquarters in Columbus Circle, Brooke Baldwin CNN anchor met with Girls Who Code members throughout the city, including students from Dalton. Brooke talked about being a woman in media and the need for more female voices. A CNN recruiter talked about summer internship opportunities with their parent company Warner Media.
Story and photos provided by Computer Science teacher Katie Jergens